Clinical diagnosis of incontinentia pigmenti in a cohort of male patients

Francesca Fusco, Giorgia Fimiani, Gianluca Tadini, D'Urso Michele, Matilde Valeria Ursini

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Eighteen male patients with incontinentia pigmenti (IP) showed the characteristic clinical features and, when examined, histologic skin defects observed in female patients with IP. Six of the patients had neurologic, ophthalmologic, or dental manifestations as well. Three patients showed evidence by polymerase chain reaction analysis of both the normal NEMO gene and the exon 4-10 deletion in NEMO that occurs in the majority of affected girls with IP, confirming postzygotic mosaicism for the NEMO gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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